118,000 road miles removed a day as Ocean Network Express teams up with Freightliner

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Ocean Network Express and Freightliner have announced that they have signed a contract for guaranteed rail wagon capacity on main intermodal routes in the UK.

Making the change from road to rail means that 118,000 road miles a day will be removed from UK roads, meaning greenhouse gasses will reduce by 67% in comparison to road transport.

With the formation of ONE steps are being taken to make sure environmental sustainability will play an important role in both ocean and inland transport.

Prior to becoming ONE, the three Japanese lines were satisfied with Freightliner as a reliable rail partner

What did the officials say?

Derek Wakeling, Product and Network Director at ONE said:

“Our customers want a service that meets all their requirements in terms of reliability, safety and sustainability. With ONE and Freightliner working together in partnership, everyone benefits from a significant reduction in carbon emissions and we can continue to provide the high level of service that our customers expect from us.”

“I am delighted that Freightliner has been awarded this significant contract, recognising our positive track record of performance, reliability and scale of delivery,” commented Adam Cunliffe, CCO of G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies. “Having previously worked with all three Japanese shipping lines, we look forward to continuing our close working relationship with our ONE colleagues and to making a positive impact on our environment, as well as easing congestion on our roads by moving more freight on rail.”

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